Reviewed by Peter B. (age 9)
This book is full of interesting facts about the eruption of Mount St. Helens. I never knew there was a volcano in the United States! This book is great and exciting because it tells what really happened to the people, animals, and the land that is close to this volcano. I love to learn about things that really happened. This book is special because it not only tells about what causes an eruption, but also tells us how the people and animals that lived near it reacted when it happened. When I read this book, I felt very lucky not to live near a volcano. I would not want to have to live through what the people in this book went through. When I think about it, I wonder why anyone would want to live near a volcano!
I recommend this book to anyone that likes to learn about volcanoes. It gives great information about how volcanoes erupt and what happens when it does. This book has great illustrations and photographs of the eruption and the damage it caused. You get a good idea of how scary it must have been to live there.